Sky, DAZN, WOW and Co: where to see the Bundesliga and what it costs

The good news for football fans: The Bundesliga is starting again. Eintracht Frankfurt and Bayern Munich opened the 60th season of the German Bundesliga on Friday evening. The Bad: If you really want to catch up on all of your heart club’s games live, you won’t be able to avoid pay TV or streaming services this year either. Even one of the service providers raised prices significantly.

We give an overview of which broadcasters have the Bundesliga in their program, the cost of pay-TV offers, and where you can still watch pictures of the games for free:

German Bundesliga Live on Pay TV

sky: Sky pay customers can receive content via cable, satellite and internet and get a set-top box that can be used to watch both pay channels and regular free TV. Subscriber customers can also access their content via the Sky Go streaming service, which can be used with the Sky Go mobile app. Sky subscriptions can be expanded in various ways, for example with a larger sports package that includes the Premier League, tennis and Formula 1, or with combined offerings of the streaming services Netflix and DAZN. The Bundesliga alone cannot be booked, as the cheapest package also includes an entertainment package with movies and series as well as all Bundesliga matches.

  • All Saturday’s Bundesliga matches live individually and in the conference, all English Weeks matches, all relegation matches
  • Costs: The cheapest package with Bundesliga Football currently costs €20 per month on an annual subscription (afterwards, change to a monthly subscription for €32 per month)

  • COMBINE PACK WITH DAZN
    : For new Sky customers, there is a combined subscription with the live streaming service DAZN, which is offered as an annual subscription for €38.99 per month (then switching to a monthly subscription that can be canceled at any time for €61.99). Combined offer is valid until September 30th.

WOW (formerly Sky Ticket): Sky’s new streaming service shows the German Bundesliga just as much as Sky TV. You don’t need a receiver to use WOW, just an internet connection and appropriate apps for your computer, tablet, smartphone or smart TV. With one user account, two streams can be viewed in parallel. However, there is no tailor-made Bundesliga package, just a comprehensive sports package that also includes the second Bundesliga, the DFB Cup, and the English Premier League.

  • All Saturday Bundesliga matches live individually and in conference, all English Language Weeks matches
  • Costs: €29.99 per month for a monthly subscription (cancelled at any time) or €24.99 per month for an annual subscription (then switch to a monthly subscription)

Dazen: Like WOW, the Internet provider can be received without a receiver, also here all you need is an Internet connection, the DAZN mobile application or just a browser with which you can stream directly. This provider also allows you to watch two streams at the same time using a single user account. Compared to last season, DAZN is much more expensive: the monthly subscription is now two times higher than it was before last season. DAZN does not have a pure Bundesliga package either, but only the complete program with international football from the major European leagues, the Champions League, American sports, tennis and some documentaries, including the six-part documentary Werder that has just started the promotion season.

  • All Bundesliga matches on Friday and Sunday, a total of 106 matches, 103 of which are exclusive
  • Costs: €29.99 per month for a monthly subscription (cancelled at any time) or €24.99 per month for an annual subscription (then switch to a monthly subscription)

  • Special offer for Sky customers: If you have a Sky subscription, you can book the annual DAZN subscription at a special price of €19.99 per month. The offer can be booked by phone and via the Sky website and is valid until September 30.

  • Sky Combo Package: For new Sky customers, there is a combined subscription with DAZN, which is offered as an annual subscription for €38.99 per month (then switching to a monthly subscription that can be canceled at any time for €61.99). Combined offer is valid until September 30th.

Highlights of the German Bundesliga on pay TV

sky: Sky Shows rerun entire games and highlights clips, usually shortly after the final whistle, whether on pay-TV or on-demand.

Dazen: Live games, which run only on DAZN, are usually available soon after the end of the game as a recording and as a summary of highlights. On Saturdays from 5.30 pm. Games highlights can also be seen early on Saturday, starting at 8:30 pm. The special show is complemented by scenes from the evening game.

picture +: Springer-Verlag also owns the rights to the Bundesliga and Bundesliga 2 and makes highlights available to customers on the paid service Bild +. Featured clips are played on the Bild website and the Bild app.

  • All the highlights of the Bundesliga immediately after the final whistle
  • Costs: €4 for a monthly subscription (cancellable at any time), €19.99 for an annual subscription (then switch to a monthly subscription for €7.99)

German Bundesliga Live on Free TV

Saturday 1: In the sports program “Run”, the presenter shows a total of three matches live on free TV. There was one change shortly before the start of the season: due to the early and long winter break, which is necessary due to the World Cup in Qatar (November 21-December 18), Saturday 1 does not show matches on the 17th and 18th of the match, but at a time previous matches.

  • The opening match of the season between Eintracht Frankfurt and Bayern Munich
  • One match each on the 15th and 16th. According to the announcer, it is not yet clear which of these confrontations will be

German Bundesliga highlights on free TV

ARD: The classic among the highlights continues as before: ‘Sportschau’ is allowed to broadcast early Saturday highlights from 6.30pm, followed by Sunday evening highlights. “Sportschau” is played on line TV and as a live broadcast in the ARD media library. There will also be summaries of all weekend games from Monday morning.

ZDF: Aktuelle Sportstudio will also provide an overview of the German Bundesliga on Saturday from 11pm as usual. Unlike “Sportschau”, the second also shows photos of the evening match. As with ARD, the program can be watched on TV and in the media library as a live broadcast and later on demand. On Monday mornings, summaries of all the games are also published online in the ZDF Media Library.

Sports 1: On Sundays at 8:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., the Munich-based special broadcaster shows summaries of the German Bundesliga and Bundesliga 2 in the ‘Pure Bundesliga’. In English Weeks the program runs on Thursdays and shows groups of games from Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Like ARD and ZDF, Sport1 can also show the highlights online from Monday morning.

down to work

German league table

Game process: August 5 to May 27

winter vacation: From November 14 to January 20

World Cup in Qatar: From November 21 to December 18

This is how the season begins

Wolfsburg – Werder (Saturday, August 6, 3:30 pm)

Werder – VFB Stuttgart (Saturday 13 August, 3:30 pm)

BVB – Werder (Saturday, August 20, 3:30 p.m.)

Werder – Eintracht Frankfurt (Sunday, August 28, 5.30 pm)

VfL Bochum – Werder (Saturday 3rd September, 3.30pm)

Werder – Augsburg (Friday 9 September, 8:30 pm)

Bayer Leverkusen – Werder (Saturday, September 17, 3:30 pm)

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